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and governor romney are both holed up and hunkered done, getting ready for tuesday's big dae bait. their surrogates and spokespeople are out in full force, putting forth their views on the tightening polls. >> as i've said even when the polls were wildly positive for us, that these public polls are all over the place. and the reality of the race on the ground is that we're ahead, it's a little bit narrower than it was before the last debate. but we feel good about where we are and we've got a great ground game going. >> i think the race is very close. i think the wind is at governor romney's back and there's momentum you can see on the trail, you can see it in the data. but the country is pretty evenly divide and we've always felt this was going to be a close election. a close race. i knew that when we were behind in the polls, i know it now that we're ahead in the polls, but i believe that momentum is clearly on governor romney's side. >> look at how close this has become at the national level. a new gallup poll of registered voters gives the president a slim two-point edge. but
. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks a lot, karen. >>> this thursday, it's the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face, and our own martha raddatz will moderate that debate. abc, of course, will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. they say bind could be feeling the pressure. the president did so poorly. now pressure on joe's shoulders to come out there and kind of maybe put -- you know, spark a fire that the president could not. also interesting, came out yesterday from our pollster at "the washington post" is that the composition of the polls has changed a little bit. that can explain some of the shift in the numbers. both in the gallup and pew poll, self-identified democrats, that number was higher in the predebate polls. self-identified republicans were up in the post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. and that has maybe cha
-citizens and immigrants. people have to feel far more comfortable with the fact that the president or governor romney both due respect the idea that america is a plural nation, a nation from one of many. those were about traditional values or immigrants coming in, let's get over it. we are a nation of immigrants. this is how citizenship and the right to vote is being diluted by the electoral college system. i did not blame the non- citizens. i put the onus on the electoral college. host: would you structured differently? would you use the electoral college at all? guest: personally, i would not. i would have a direct election and let the people have an equal voice. a voter in new york city or san antonio should be of equal weight to a voter in wyoming or montana. as i said now, you have one electorate for every 190,000 people in wyoming but one a lot for it for every 680,000 people in california. it's unfair. tore's a proposal out there circumvent the constitutional election. what they're trying to do is to get enough states to equal 270 electoral college votes to say we will give all of our votes to the
on that issue. here's the difference. both can be a bad cop china, but romney's also a good cop to work out a positive trade agenda to grow the economy as well. >> let me ask you about ohio. it's your home state. what's been happening there? maybe things have shrunk. what were you thinking? >> i still get the sense obama's ahead. i think that might have been a obama high point. i think he was trending down, then the debate happened. i just came back from a few days in ohio. i think he's outspending romney on tv there. i think they both have a very strong ground game. sherrod brown's probably a point or two up on that as well. so i think it comes to the next two debates. it's a swing state. results will be within 1% of the national results. >> item going to hold you there. virginia will be the one that's closer. always good to have you here. thank you, sir. our monday political panel is here to kick off the week, but first, it's columbus day. you know what that means? this is the day that columbus sailed a ocean blue and did not have time for soup. the mess is closed. don't forget to check o
excuses. >> but while the romney campaign body language has changed, both are anxiously awaiting the first good post debate polls. those will give us our first look at the race after the debate and the friday unemployment report. plus, where will romney be when the results of those polls begin to come in. will he be in coin flip races in places like ohio, iowa and wisconsin? where will the president's number be? still sitting at 49 or 50 or have fallen down to 47, 48? national tracks are one thing. battleground states are another. tuesday, romney stumps virginia, then ohio with chris christie in cuyahoga falls. in three straight rallies in florida, he recounted his memories of a 14-year-old boy, david, that he befriended with leukemia. >> i sat down next to him and he said what happens next? and i spoke with him about what i believe happens next. clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> david's parents, members of romney's congregation, spoke at the convention. it's one of those things that you a lot of people have be
. that's the kind of moment that both the president and governor romney are looking for in these debates, to show they can actually connect with the voters in the audience that night. >> how nervous do candidates get? i don't need any names but before a debate. they've done this before, they've obviously given a ton of speeches, but you know, they are human beings. how nervous do they get? >> we forget that sometimes. they are human, and they do get very nervous. some of them have different rituals or things they do to try to relieve that nervousness. prepping a candidate for a debate is really about prepping them in three areas. it's making sure they know the things they need to know. it's making sure you have a strategy going into the debate, in terms of message that you're going to advance and how you're going to execute advancing that message, what attacks you will use, but the final and probably most important thing is having them mentally prepared. making sure that they're ready to go out and stand under those lights and execute that strategy. >> i just find it fascinating stuff. i
. we talked about can governor romney put pennsylvania into play. both of these states were out of reach, michigan and pennsylvania heading into the first debate. look where they are now. dead heat statistically in the state of michigan, where romney was born. his dawas governor. in pennsylvania, a close race as well with the president on top. i'm a bit skeptical. i want to see if this happens in a second and third poll but this is very important. states like this suddenly being in play heading into the final couple of weeks because if the president has to start spending time and money defending pennsylvania and defending michigan, that means less time the president is spending in florida, in ohio, in the western battlegrounds. at the moment the map is expanding, finally the romney campaign would say in its favor. >> interesting. john, thanks. >>> let's dig deeper. let's look forward to round three of the debates on tuesday, where the campaign is headed. joined by patrick millsaps, former chief of staff and paul begala. the latest polls came out after last week's debate but also
room. the role of the vice president has changed considerably, and i would give credit to both romney and obama for picking a vice presidential nominee that not only could help them get elected but could help them govern. i think these are both, to a degree, responsible selections in that respect. i think no matter who wins, we will see either ryan for biden -- or biden play a significant role over the next four years. >> we are previewing the upcoming debate in danville, kentucky, and throwing in some vice-presidential trivia all along the way. let me share with you one of the mamas from 2010 during the height of the health-care debate, a meeting that took place at blair house across the street from the white house, and comments by then congressman ryan on the health care bill and the vice-president. >> the bill has 10 years of tax increases, about $500 billion, with 10 years of medicare cuts, about $500 billion, to pay for six years of spending. what is the true 10-year cost of this bill? in 10 years, that is $2.3 trillion. it does a couple of other things -- it takes $52 billion in
. mitt romney is riding the wave of momentum after both of these debates the presidential and vice presidential debate. seeing big crowds particularly in ohio. >> i have had the fun of going back and forth across ohio and this week i was also in florida and iowa. i was in north carolina, in virginia. and, you know what? there is a growing cress trickling back toward the romney side. president obama flying off to new hampshire damage control and get that poll back in his favor. >> it's an exciting race obviously as we are three weeks away. more headlines right now including this terribly sad story. police in colorado turning all of their attention to finding a child's killer. we now know the body found wednesday is 10-year-old jess da ridgeway. she disappeared while walking to school. her body was found just seven miles from her home. officials used d.n.a. to identify her because the body was sadly dismembered. >> body like i heard he did. i wish it could be done to them. >> i feel like, you know, like i waited too long. >> it's devastating for that community. worried that the kille
in the shows. we will talk to experts on that debate performance. >> meanwhile mitt romney and paul ryan both in the all important swing state of ohio today. but president obama off the trail. he is hunkering down in virginia preparing for round 26 the debates. hoping to avoid another bad performance against romney. peter doocy live in d.c. with more. looking ahead to this town hall on tuesday. should be fun. >> it should be fun. and, dave, president obama admitted this week he had a bad night at the first debate and the general consensus was that he lost round one. but round 2 is on tuesday night and the president is taking steps to make sure he improves later on this afternoon. is he going to fly on down to williamsburg, virginia, about 150 miles away from the white house to get ready for that town hall style debate. is he going to be hidden from the public eye. he doesn't have any scheduled rallies or events today. 's not like he is finished campaigning because last night he did grab dinner are some contest winners in d.c. the pictures of that dinner were blasted out online last night. as
. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: good morning, anthony, norah. this is a state that romney really needs to win. he's spending four days here this week. we were at a rally here in northeast ohio last night. there were about 10,000 people there and they took the president's re-election chance and turned it on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years and today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them is four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things and instead of focusing on jobs and the economy an example of a small thing a big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus, president obama was talking about big bird, high
to say both he and mitt romney appreciate her support and that she was brave to speak out. on sean hannity's program last night, backlash author said this is nothing new. >> the real war is against black female conservatives, black conservatives. there is a war on women. that's the real war on women. >> gretchen: the big question now, will president obama reach out to stacy dash as did he for sandra fluke after she got criticized for speak out. now it's time to do a weather forecast. >> steve: look where it's raining. portion of the great lakes, through the ohio valley. also a little action here in new york city. i see people out on the street with umbrellas at this moment. action in south florida and some just to the north of san francisco. otherwise the balance of the country, nice and dry. current temperatures, we've got 20s and 30s out in the northern plains. 60s and 70s across much of dixie land. back through texas and later today on this wednesday, it's going to be 72, room temperature, in raleigh. 88 in san antonio and for our friends who are watching right now in cleveland
for both candidates and their spouses. mitt romney and his wife ann were making multiple campaign stops in virginia yesterday. the first lady's event opens to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> people who live in the district today is the last day you can register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. anyone who misses today's deadline can still register to vote during early voting and on the election at their polling place. the election is tuesday, november 6th. >>> the top american counterterrorism adviser heads to libya today. john brennan will yet get an update on the investigation into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. brenn brennan's trip comes a day before congress holds its first hearing on the attack. a state department official will be among the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he is expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks an
a common stop for both candidates and their spouses. mitt romney and his wife made multiple stops there yesterday. the first lady's event opens to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> people who live in the district, today is the last day you can register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. if you miss the deadline, you can register to vote during early voting. the election is tuesday, november 6th. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson inside. >> did you feel it? the cold easing up? >> i felt it a little bit. >> just a little bit. >> a little bit. >> i just want it not to be so damp. >> there's something about when it's damp, it gets into your bones. >> the worst combination. >> do we still need rain? >> we are down over seven inches. when it gets cold like this, people don't want the rain. they want it to be dry with a calm wind. we are at 56 degrees right now as you take a look over the potomac. the cloud cover is hanging tough. a mostly cloudy sky. dew point temperature is 48 degrees. the humi
weeks doing what he intended to do rather than playing defense. i do know that focus groups, both romney campaign ran and the obama campaign ran showed these remarks really alienated independent voters and even weak republicans. which indicates to me that this comes up again in the debate and advertising, it will remind people. they forgot about it or responding to the debate. host: let's go to phone calls. barb, democratic caller you're on the air. caller: i would like to say that romneyexpressed his real feeling about the 47%. it cannot be ignored. also understand that he signed grover norquist pledge. if he did that, he cannot represent 100% of the population because if you say that you're going to ignore the situation that the country is in, you cannot say that you unequivocally ignore taxes and to get income to support the country. with that, he could not represent me and the middle class and or poor people. host: we'll leave it there. john in north carolina, tweets in this though. the 53% are not in the least offended by the comment which was by and large true. guest: everyone has
. mitt romney and barack obama both supported, in the heat, in the flash of the financial crisis stepping in and backstopping the banks. what mitt romney took issue are are certain provisions within dodd-frank that actually institutionalized too big to fail. they actually declare certainly financial institutions as systemically important financial institutions, meaning if they get into trouble again, the taxpayers are on the hook. that's the financial plan that barack obama supports, and that's the one that mitt romney took issue to. and when romney said that to him on the stage, how does this help our economy that the federal government now has this implicit guarantee to support the banks? the president had no answer. he said mitt romney just wants to let wall street run wild. that's not what he said. he supports responsible regulation. again, the president didn't have a response. >> so we have vice presidential debate coming up. our good friend, paul ryan, is going to be debating against our other good friend, joe biden. >> joe biden is the best. >> we're just saying what a great americ
thank you both for being with us. peter feaver, to you first. we heard governor romney today criticize the president broadly for not rejecting strongly enough america's influence in the world. yet when it came to specifics, we didn't hear many details. so let me just ask you about a couple of different places in the world. what about when it comes to iran. what exactly governor romney be doing differently right now? >> well, this is the criticism that the obama campaign has leveled at the romney campaign for not being detailed and specific enough. when it comes to iran, the president hasn't laid out a red line that he said clearly he would enforce. when asked to be precise about what it means for iran not to possess a nuclear weapon, the articulation of the red line, he's been vague and says he doesn't want to parse it further. i think there's a certain element of ambiguity about where you would draw the line precisely so as to avoid being trapped by it. but the other point to make is that president obama has had several years. during those years the options that he took or the choices
on october 22. thank you both for being with us. >> woodruff: you can watch all of mitt romney's speech at v.m.i. today on our web site. >> brown: still to come on the newshour, a deadly meningitis outbreak; the stem cell breakthrough; rothenburg, page, and kohut on the campaign; and salman rushdie on life under a death sentence. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivan: the investigation into the killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya took new turns today. cbs and abc news reported american officials in libya had asked for more security personnel, but the state department refused. meanwhile, libyan officials said president obama's top counterterror advisor, john brennan, will be in libya tomorrow to discuss the investigation. a warning from congress today: u.s. companies should stop doing business with china's top two telecommunications firms, huawei technologies and z.t.e. the house intelligence committee reported both have close ties to the government of china. it said using their components in u.s. computer networks could let them steal trade secrets o
of romney in iowa and ohio in particular. they've got to rest one, probably both of those states away from barack obama. >> for all the swing states and those of you don't wake up with a map staring at you like chuck todd and myself, this is assuming mitt romney wins, florida, north carolina, virginia, colorado and nevada. a lot of swing states. he has to win two out of three out of ohio, wisconsin, iowa. i don't think he's going to win wisconsin. >> he has to win one of them. if he swept all those others he just had to win one. >> romney would? >> yes. >> if romney wins ohio, he's still -- >> he gets there. or he win iowa. he just has to win one of these midwestern states. >> which one is the best target for him? >> i think it's -- organizationally, i would say it's ohio. i don't know. i think both ohio and iowa are hard. >> mike i agree with you. i'm thinking iowa. >> i think there are huge organizational holes that romney dug for himself in both of those states. >> chuck, it's donny. you talked a lot and i found this fascinating about kind of enthusiasm gap as far as that energizing. i
'm barack obama, and i apapprove this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> welcome back. jerry sandusky will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars amount judge sentenced the former penn state football coach to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. three of his victims fought back tears at the hearing as they testified. sandusky also spoke. >>> the new orleans saints bounty investigation is back in the headlines. nfl commissioner roger goodell has ruled on the appeal of four players the league said were paid cash bonuses. goodell upheld the suspension of jonathan
are accusing mitt romney of trying to straddle both sides of the debate in an interview with the "des moines register" yesterday romney said he doesn't intend to push for legislation to restrict abortion if he is elected president. here's the quote. "there is no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." but then he goes on to say that he is still firmly "pro-life." abortion is, of course, a big talker right now among female voters in particular, and that's a group romney has been having a hard time attracting. if the goal is to bring in more women into the republican fold, is saying abortion isn't going to be an issue going to be enough? >> maybe a first step, if that's what mitt romney is trying to do here. his campaign is pushing back on that. fred, historically, there's been a gender gap when it comes to presidential elections. the majority of women tend to favor the democratic candidates. jorlt of men tend to favor the republican candidates. it's still around this cycle. take a look at this from gallop. this is the most recent numbe
that mitt romney has largely erased president obama's lead here in the crucial battleground state of ohio, and this morning both campaigns are trying to capture that special energy that exists in a near election and a narrowing race. with the calendar ticking down to november 6th on a crisp ohio night, mitt romney offered an alternative to the obama calls four more years >> i think the right chant ought to be four more weeks, four more weeks, all right. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie looked directly into the camera and delivered this blunt message. >> mr. president, you have lived inside 1600 pennsylvania for four years. if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned! >> reporter: also in ohio, trying to hang on to a slim lead, president obama as a new poll shows romney has trimmed his opponent's advantage to four points. >> i need you fired up. i need you ready to go to vote because we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in
of both the romney campaign and the obama campaign shows these remarks really alienated independent voters and week republicans. which indicates to me that if this comes up in the debate, it will remind people, they may respond to this down the road or in the next debate. host: let us get to phone calls. >> i would like to say that mitt romney expressed his real feelings about the 47%. it cannot be ignored. and also, understand that he it pledge.rover norquist's if he did that, he cannot represent 100% of the population. because of you say that you are going to ignore the situation that the country is in, you cannot say that you unequivocably will ignore taxes the country. for he could not represent me and the middle-class, and/or poor people. host: this tweet -- the 53% are not in the least offended by the comment. which was by and large, true. guest: this remark included people who are working hard who have to use food stamps as a stop-gap measure. people on medicare. people on medicaid, including middle-class families who use it for nursing-home care. he wasn't just talking about -- whe
in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand i
's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund. >> in massachusetts, in a political fight that ted kennedy probably never imagined... >> kennedy's seventh campaign has become a desperate struggle for survival... >> this year he in his toughest race ever against a political newcomer... >> it's youth versus age, the senate's leading liberal against a wildly successful venture capitalis
hand money. romney follow suit and now both candidates are off to the races. it is a choice, and a meaningful one in a decision both candidates made. they don't have to raise money if they don't want to. >> dollars are not stuffed into ballot boxes. what are the dollars used for? they are to persuade people to vote. and that sounds a lot like speech when we think about it that way. and ultimately, we as voters have to make decisions about what we are going to do. one of the concerns we have a say too many voters essentially won't take that seriously and there's passive receptors of the things they hear in the television. there may be some truth to that. but ultimately if that's the direction they're going to take ourselves, we're really giving up on democracy. we have to assume voters will try to do the job. again, there's good evidence that spending as to voters knowledge, increases voter knowledge and increase in the election. in the end, it is not contrary to democracy to say that we're going to let people speak as much as they can speak, anymore than the issues are probl
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